Reality television star Kim Kardashian West made headlines this week for depicting herself as the Virgin Mary.
On the “Kimoji” application — the official Kim Kardashian emoji app for iPhone and Android — multiple Instagram posts Thursday displayed Kim’s likeness on Virgin Mary images.
“You and your husband need to stop thinking you guys are gods.”
Kardashian West, 36, appeared to have celebrated April 20 (“Weed Day”) with psychedelic images of herself as Virgin Mary. The Kimoji Instagram posts promoted new merchandise for sale on kimoji.com, including a “Kimoji” Virgin Mary candle selling for $18.
The “Kim Candle” for sale on Kimoji.com — sparking outrage across the internet
“We’ve never seen any indication that Kim Kardashian venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary — she is a former porn star— so her latest headline-grabbing stunt can only be seen as exploitative,” Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, wrote on the Catholic civil rights organization’s website.
“When Kim blesses u with that 420 drop,” one caption on the Kimoji Instagram account states.
Kardashian West also tweeted out an image of the Virgin Mary candle on her personal (and verified) Twitter account.
"Holy moly!" US Weekly notes. "Kim Kardashian was slammed by fans online after she released a new Kimoji candle."
Kardashian West received backlash on social media from followers who were not happy about the "inappropriate" and "disrespectful" nature of the candle.
Disapproving tweets came not only from Catholics and other people of faith — but also from those claiming not to be religious.
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